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The 50 best beaches in the world have been named, and Boulder’s Beach earned a place in the top 10, all thanks to our famous penguin friends.


Simon’s Town, South Africa (30 June 2022) – The African Penguin is having a year! This is thanks to the awareness raised by the brilliant Emmy-winning Netflix series Penguin Town. The penguins live on Boulder’s Beach and its surrounds, so now the beach is earning accolades too.

The beach has been named 9th in “The 50 Best Beaches In The World 2022” list by Big 7 Travel. The list was compiled by travel media company Big 7 Travel, with a voting readership of around 1.6 million travellers.

In January this year, South Africa was named the 6th best honeymoon destination by the Big 7 Travel readership. According to 1.6 million international travellers from Big 7 Travel, South Africa is the place to be to celebrate your love, whether that be on a honeymoon or for a romantic getaway too. In February this year, two local hotels earned a place on the “Most Romantic” list.

If you are not looking to honeymoon or for a romantic trip for two, you can still watch love blossom on Boulder’s Beach as the penguins search for true love and happiness.

The list for Best Beach is now in its 4th year; using aggregated scores from previous media results, official Blue Flag locations, social media popularity and contributions from the Big 7 Travel editorial team, they were able to select the 50 best beaches. It’s a diverse list, with pink sand covered in crushed seashells, crystalline lagoons and plenty of Islands, from Turks and Caicos to Madeira, Portugal. It’s the penguins for us!

“Boulders Beach is more famous for its inhabitants than its sandy stretches. A whole colony of as many as 3,000 African Penguins nest on the beach. The best time to see them is during the summertime. The cool, clear False Bay water and rock pools are an added bonus.” – Big 7 Travel

Take a look at the top 10 beaches below.

  1. Playa Conchal – Costa Rica
  2. Turquoise Bay – Exmouth, Australia
  3. Grace Bay – Turks and Caicos
  4. Siesta Beach – Florida, United States
  5. Punta Mosquito – Holbox, Mexico
  6. Secret Lagoon – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
  7. San Fruttuoso – Italy
  8. Pedn Vounder – Cornwall, England
  9. Boulders Beach – South Africa
  10. Reynisfjara Beach – Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

Sources: Big 7 Travel 
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